Graduate Application Information

Graduate School accepts applications for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  However applicants must meet the published deadlines for each semester. [Please note that some programs accept applications only for Fall Term]. For more details about Program specific application deadlines Click here.

Apply for Graduate Admission

Master of Business Administration

Apply to Chicago State University College of Business graduate program through the Business Centralized Application Service (BusinessCAS).

Master of Occupational Therapy

Apply to Chicago State University Occupational Therapy program [ MOT or BOT/MOT] program through the  Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).

All Other Graduate

Apply to  all other graduate programs through Chicago State University Application Portal.

Required Documentation

  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose (An essay describing your interest in the program).

For Domestic Applicants:

  • Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions/colleges/universities attended.
    1. The official transcript must be either sent directly from each university (through, or or must be placed in a sealed envelope and signed by the university registrar.
    2. Domestic applicants who have attended/earned credits from outside the USA. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign educational credentials (transcripts) is required and must be reported directly to the university by any of the following and/or professional evaluation service agencies.
  • Application Requirements by Program Click here.

For International Applicants:

  • Bank Statement: Account summary (or) Letter from the 'Bank' showing the availability of funds is sufficient. We do not need detailed transactions.
  • Proof of English Proficiency. (Submit one of the following)
    1. TOEFL Official score Report, Minimum total score of 69 is required.
    2. IELTS Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 6.0 is required.
    3. TOEFL Essential  Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 8 is required.
    4. Duolingo Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 95 is required.
    5. Pearson Official Score Report, Minimum overall score of 51 is required.
    6. English Proficiency Waiver Application: Request for waiver of English language. Download: Waiver Form.
  • Application Requirements by Program Click here.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation
    1. Prior to admission:  
      • Applicants are required to submit a Scholaro's GPA report through the dedicated custom link for Chicago State University here.
    2. Following admission, visa approval and enrollment:
      • Within 45 days of first semester enrollment to the classes, applicants must submit a General Credential Evaluation of all foreign educational credentials (transcripts) directly to Chicago State University by any one of the following professional evaluation service agencies:
      • Not adhering to this requirement may lead to a registration hold for subsequent terms and could potentially result in the cancellation of your university admission.

Where to Send the Official Documents

Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Dr., ADM 129
Chicago, IL 60628

Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (773) 995-2404 or by email: if you have any questions